Friday, July 02, 2010

Hello?

Well well well. has it been a month since we chatted, dear Internet? Close, I bet.

We've been larking about as usual, 'staying afloat on the great sea of life', I might say, if I fancied waxing poetic at 8am which is probably a bad idea.

I'm using a blog writing app which makes me feel terribly modern and ridiculous. The predictive text on this thing occasionally makes me wee with laughter to the dismay of my fellow passengers (and presumably the next person on this seat... But I digress).

We're off to France tomorrow, leaving our flat and our ageing puss in the capable hands of friends. Charlie has been waiting soooo patiently for this. The promise of a real airport has taken his mind completely off the bloody Transport Museum and for that I fear regular air travel may remain in our carbon-laden future.

We've done lots of things that might have been blog-worthy recently - camping, picnics, raids on our local ice-cream van armed with pound coins and hope, paddling, sleepovers, I've been away - oh, and the first copy of my book arrived in the post on Wednesday - hooray! If anyone owns, or knows a girl over the age of 8 who likes a bit of a read, let me know. I'm available for speaking engagements, parties... er... um.... Ok so anyway yes there is A Book. Fiction. Children's. Enough for now.

I have decided, at any rate, not to post on this blog anymore unless I think something is particularly funny. This blog used to be more like a 3 or a 4 on the 1-5 scale of 'is this a funny blog?' however is now more like a 1 or a 2. It's odd, because 3 year olds are actually quite funny. One of our local Dads is a stand-up comedian and we saw him last night, turning parenthood into the comedy fodder that it is, yet somehow it's been all too serious here at spud towers.

So, anon. This is where I get off. Nice to chat, have a lovely weekend and I'll try to drop in soon.

17 comments:

Carol said...

I think your being overly harsh there and I would say that it's still very funny :-). Still, sometimes a wee break does the power of good

'See' you when you pop back

C x

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Awww I do hope you come back! It's so EASY to get out of the swing of it when you quit for a while - I know all too well! :D And hell, I myself have gone from sex laden posts to damn smiling baby posts - what HAPPENED TO ME - but I guess there's an audience for everything??? ;D See ya round Sparx!!

Glummy Mummy said...

Oh, I do hope you stay. I've loved your blogs so, and as a matter of fact, when you blogged frequently I had it noted as one of my favourites.

My daughter is 12, would she be interested in your book do you think? She loves reading anything really, so she probably will.

GM x.

Sparx said...

Carol - thanks, that's so kind of you.

Gringa - See you round too - will drop by. Having said all that, there is possibly a funny one in the post soon...

Glummy Mummy - she's the perfect age! Hmmm... let me think about this. I don't get many author copies but might think about a give-away when it's out! 12 year old girl... will have to drop in to see how you're coping! I was dreadful at 12.

DJ Kirkby said...

I love reading your posts and think you're hilarious! Congrats on your book, how very exciting! Have you set up a facebook page for it? Please email when you're back so we can talk about shameless self promotion, I'm getting good at it :)

lady macleod said...

Well done on the book and much success! Well done!

Sorry you won't be around as often, but you never know...

Do let us know when the BBC and the Americans have you on the telly for interviews won't you?

Take care, have a bit of fun every day, and hug each other often.

Sparx said...

DJ - I deffo need lessons from you in all this!!

Lady M - wonderful advice. And I feel a post coming on as it happens... so perhaps you are right yet again... one never knows...

justherdingcats said...

good luck with the book. Enjoy the break. I love your blog so dont vanish will you!

Sphinx said...

You will be sooooo missed! Good luck with the book - and please keep us updated, even if it IS only once a month or so. Kisses for Charlie.

Metropolitan Mum said...

You are a 4 in my books. At least.
Congratulations on the published book, that's fabulous!
Enjoy your holiday and have lots of funny episode to tell when you come back. x

Glummy Mummy said...

Perfect.

When it's out, I'll definitely try her on it.

GM xo.

Elsie Button said...

hey sparx that's fab about the book!! and your blog has consistently remained v v funny - you will always be my number one, you can do no wrong in my eyes, i love you man (oops sorry guzzling wine). even a post about not being funny was funny. YOU ROCK!!!!!
Have a fab hol x

cactus petunia said...

Huh? What? Not funny? Who told you that?!
Don't stay away too long - we need our Spud updates, you know!

And when will you to let us in on the book title?
I know several girls who like a bit of a read!

rosiescribble said...

Congrats on the book. You are always v v funny. So don't stay away too long, we are all waiting for news. xx

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I love your blog so don't listen to those critics in your head.

would love to know where I can get a copy of your book for my oldest niece's birthday.

Enjoy France!

darth sardonic said...

grats on the book, and i am a bit sad to see you won't be posting as much, but then i think about what rubbish i have been lately about reading and well, i guess i wouldn't know the difference!

Sparx said...

Hi everyone, thanks for the lovely words of encouragement. I am attempting to post something and will visit everyone soon xxx